SwarmNFS for NFS and SMB-based Applications & Workflows | Caringo
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SwarmNFS Software

Lightweight File Protocol Converter

NFSv4 and SMB, seamlessly integrating files and object storage.

Bringing the Benefits of Caringo Scale-Out Object Storage
to NFS and SMB Applications & Workflows

Do you need to securely store and access data via SMB, NFSv4, S3, and native Swarm HTTP? Do you need to organize millions or billions of files coming from different protocols, distribute data to different locations and easily search all files at once? Caringo® SwarmNFS—the first lightweight file protocol converter to bring the benefits of scale-out object storage to NFSv4 and SMB, seamlessly integrating files and object storage.

Traditional Gateway Connector: NFS clients/servers, FUSE, namespace, spooling, caching, proxy, object store vs. SwarmNFS: nfs clients, swarm object storage

80% Less Resources than Traditional Gateways and Connectors

SwarmNFS streams data directly to and from Caringo Swarm, reducing risk of data loss and the amount of disk, CPU and RAM that is traditionally required for file-to-object gateways.

  • No single point of failure
  • High availability (HA) built in
  • No caching or spooling
  • Parallel data streaming
  • Linux process, appliance or VM-deployable
  • Stateless and lightweight

“What Caringo has done with SwarmNFS is bring the ease of data distribution, retention, and accessibility of object storage within reach of any organization. By seamlessly integrating one of the most pervasive file standards with their metadata approach and search, they have created an incredibly powerful tool chest for application developers to work with large amounts of data.”

Scott Sinclair at ESG

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Data can be Easily Centralized or Distributed
Across Campus, Across Country, or Across the World

Fully Distributed NFSv4 Architecture

Easily centralize, distribute, and manage data

Files can be ingested at any site and readily available across the globe via a single mount point. Swarm provides multi-tenancy and enhanced security, including integration with AD, LDAP, and PAM.

Global Address Space

Eliminates storage and protocol silos with universal access

With SwarmNFS, you can now write data to a global address space making it portable with multi-protocol read and write to Swarm through any combination of NFSv4, S3, SMB or SCSP/HTTP.


Bringing Object Storage Benefits
to NFS & SMB Applications and Workflows